Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Magical Mystery Listening Tour: Day 7

Another varied mix today...only 4 albums since one of them is very long, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable.

Radiohead - Amnesiac
The Black Crowes - Amorica.
Rush - Convention Center, Anaheim, California 6/16/81
Johnny Winter - And

Amnesiac, is, to me, the last great Radiohead album (although In Rainbows comes close), and even though it was made up of "leftovers" from Kid A, it's still pretty much a classic. I saw them on the tour supporting this album, so it also has a lot of sentimental value to me. The Black Crowes' third album might be their best...some of the best, most melodic, hardest rocking, and beautifully melodic pure rock and blues you're ever likely to hear. The Rush show from 1981 is an exquisite sounding audience tape when they were touring in support of their most successful album, and one of the best ever, Moving Pictures. It's especially a treat because it's a nice, long show and they do a VERY rare live version of The Camera Eye, which wouldn't be played again until 2011! Johnny Winter's album is also the title of the short-lived band he formed in the early 1970s, and is a mixed bag. There are some great songs on it (Guess I'll Go Away, Prodigal Son, Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo) but a lot of weak tracks, too. It's not one of the albums of his I play all that much in its entirety, honestly.


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